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Do we change or does the world change us?
Growing up in 1950s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman’s roles are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.
But the truth ends up looking entirely different. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young
"Readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel." -Booklist (starred review)
"An ambitious look at how women's roles have changed—and stayed the same—over the last 70 years." -Kirkus Reviews
"Weiner tugs every heartstring with this vivid tale." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A heartfelt and super-relatable story." -Woman's Day
"Simply unputdownable." -Good Housekeeping
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|Release Date:||June 11, 2019|